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Comment: Re: Regulation Strikes again (Score 3, Informative) 194

by SETY (#48998649) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment

The engine is just one "node" on the bus and in my experience isn't really a problem very often. Typical problem would beit something else on the bus, ie switch for hydraulic valve stepper motor.
There are basically 4 tractor companies and they are all world-wide, so yes EPA matters and has to be met, as well as everywhere else.
When your tractor is down and rain is coming you want quick solutions.
New tractors have a big lcd screen, they could have more online solutions and all documentation, etc. but service is where dealerships make their money and they want you to call them and pay 120$ an hour to have a kid sit in the cab with a laptop and read how to fix it in JD service advisor. A customer can't legally buy the tools the dealer has to fix there tractor. This is wrong and should be illegal.
The arguments about emissions tempering are valid, but there are existing laws for that, just because one way is easier to enforce doesn't make it right.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 134

by SETY (#48781145) Attached to: For the First Time In 3 Years, Investments In Renewable Energy Increased

So you are saying that the oil companies reason for not building more refineries in Alberta in because Alberta doesn't want the pollution from refining? Have you seen the tar sands? The environmental damage (And energy burning) is done when digging the stuff out and "processing it". At that point the damage is done and they load it on a train or pipeline. My local refinery processes tar sands and/or North Dakota oil. Last I looked there are no giant new holding pits around it? Are they just burning it off? Citation please for: "What Canada really wants is a cheap way to gets its crude to places where there is no pollution control, no labor safety and low wages to do the refining." and "Your crude is too expensive to be refined safely paying decent wages to the workers and without causing too much of pollution."

Or we could believe (https://osi.alberta.ca/osi-content/Pages/OfficialStatistic.aspx?ipid=941 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...) what the oil companies say, that Alberta oil is/was trading at a discount (after taking into account the oil itself is different) because they are transport limited and the gulf has a pile of refineries that can use a new source of oil. Refineries are expensive to build and haven't made much money lately. With every oil train car in north america being used to ship oil I would tend to believe them. The want to put it on a boat too because as soon as you have it on a boat you get world price, which is a lot better than a transport limited price.

Comment: future... (Score 4, Interesting) 138

by SETY (#48481259) Attached to: Shale: Good For Gas, Oil...and Nuclear Waste Disposal?

Why would we hide some of the most energy dense stuff known to man? Instead put it in long term storage, plan for say 200 years.
Sometime down the road future generations will reprocess it and use it. Unless energy gets super cheap, then in that case...Energy is super cheap and they will have no issue cleaning up the pasts mistakes.

Comment: Pure Greed (Score 1) 84

by SETY (#42796009) Attached to: Why Australian Telco's Plan To Shape BitTorrent Traffic Won't Work

20% of people do 80% of the work. 20% of the people do 80% of the innovation.20% of the people use 80% of the bandwidth.......Seems to be how the world works.
Maybe charge 5 cents per gigabyte, ie somewhere within 10x of the (telcos) cost and get rid of the socialist business models. The greed never ends.

Comment: Re:why not use meat (Score 1) 260

by SETY (#42496515) Attached to: In Vitro Grown Meat 'Nearly Possible'

Beef Is grown in New Mexico on range land, 1 acre per cow. Beef is grown on a high corn diet in other parts of the country. Beef is grown in Europe on a different diet. A rumen is an amazing thing. So if we decide corn is bad for some reason then the government can put a massive tax on it and beef cows will eat something else and meat will be more expensive in the store. Simple economics.
If you add enough taxes and costs to a farmers input costs because farming is "bad" then maybe laboratory meat will be cost competitive, but that is a big maybe.

Comment: Re:Was the gun legally obtained? (Score 1) 2987

by SETY (#42298131) Attached to: 27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

You do realize where the biggest (almost all) source of black market guns in Canada is? The US needs to get their shit together,whether that is mental hospitals or strict gun control I don't know. Someone has to get some balls and take responsibility instead of nothing changing after evey massacre.

Comment: slideshow pictures for non-working browsers: (Score 3, Informative) 206

by SETY (#42141119) Attached to: Inside an Amazon Warehouse

Comment: Re:Make fun of them all you want. (Score 1) 148

by SETY (#41620307) Attached to: Canadian Spying Case Proves Floppy Drive Isn't Dead Yet

Not that I really disagree, but from Canada's point of view who is a serious threat? China launching a marine invasion and holding the second biggest country on earth? The only serious threat to Canada is the USA and that war would be over rather quickly, so why bother with a huge military to defend against that?

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